Dining Rooms

Why a Wine and Cheese Party is the only Friendsgiving to host this Year…

(This Friendsgiving post is sponsored by Bed, Bath & Beyond. All thoughts and opinions are my own.) In August, when it was over a hundred degrees out, I began looking ahead at our holiday calendar and thinking through the types of content we wanted to create this holiday season… as one does in August. Two themes kept coming up. The first, simplicity. I knew I wanted to remove every possible barrier for people to get together and connect during the holidays. Secondly, I want to focus on substance over surface, on putting the …

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Our Austin Casa || A Dining Room Refresh

Just when I thought it wasn’t possible to love a room more, we went and refreshed it! Remember when we first put together our dining room in our rental last spring?  (You can see the full post here.)  I loved it!  We were fortunate because the room was about the same size as our current dining room that we moved into in December, so we knew whatever we did there we could just move into our new space.  Once we moved, we made a few tweaks—we loved the light fixture in our place, so we moved the lamp to the office and swapped out the rug …

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A Fresh Take on Traditional Christmas Dishes with Villeroy & Boch

I have two sisters and we frequently tease my mom that some day we will be fighting over her dish collection.  Who gets the Thanksgiving dishes? The Christmas dishes? The wedding china?  Her pantry and cabinets are filled with adorable gravy boats and salt and pepper shakers to accompany each pattern.  It’s different than what you will find if you open my cabinets. I think my generation is much less formal when it comes to entertaining, but that doesn’t mean we can’t find a way to incorporate things like seasonal dishes and beautiful …

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Designers Tell All || Christine Turknett of Breathe Design Studio

Hey friends! It’s Sara here, sharing a fun new series I’ve been working on for you guys. See, back when I first chatted with Jen about being the Home Editor for this awesome blog, my biggest goal was to expose the internet world to amazing design and killer designers–beyond just the pages of Pinterest. As a designer, it is really easy for our hard work to get lost in a sea of dizzying images on Instagram, and even though I absolutely adore the likes of Emily Henderson, Nate Berkus and Joanna Gaines, I promise you, there are other …

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